- SERVINGS: Makes 8 Drinks
Employees Only, New York City
This Manhattan reflects the recipe in America's first cocktail book, 1862's The Bon Vivant's Companion, by Jerry Thomas. It has a higher ratio of sweet vermouth to rye than the modern Manhattan.
- 11 ounces sweet vermouth
- 11 ounces rye whiskey
- 2 1/2 ounces Grand Marnier
- 16 dashes of Angostura bitters
- 8 orange or lemon twists
- Fill a pitcher two-thirds full with ice. Add the vermouth, rye, Grand Marnier and bitters and stir for 30 seconds to chill. Strain into 8 chilled martini glasses; top each with a twist.